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JEWELLERY OF LESSER TOWN SQUARE IN PRAGUE

 

2014

Project

Photo: Martin Dvořák, Alžběta Dvořáková, Lukáš Bartoň

 

This jewel is created for a specific place. It is not wearable, but still is decorative. At the beginning of my work, I was closely observing the surrounding of the Lesser Town Square. I did some pictures of non-visible objects, which you may not see immediately as a passing person. I have discovered that the square is full of different “treasures”. Some object were rubbish and some might have their own story and meaning. I took the inspiration from non-visible objects, non-interest of passing people and from a painted symbol in a passage at Letenská Street. This place is mirroring the main thought and presents the whole project.

 

I made 10 different mirrors in the shape of diamonds and placed them at different spots the way, that there is mirrored the biggest dominant structure of Lesser Town Square, the church of St. Mikulas. I created an imaginary diamond necklace. With the reflection, I tried to suggest that sometimes it is enough to lift your head, open your eyes and look around you. How Leonardo da Vinci said: “Looking around me is as much as living twice.“

 

© Alžběta Dvořáková 2016

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